FAQs

FAQs

Where can I do my work terms?

Where can I do my work terms?

Anywhere, the choice is yours! Most of our job offers are located in the following cities: Sherbrooke, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver, but students are welcome to explore other possibilities. The Co-op Office will support you in your job search and use its networks to help you get placed!

How many work terms do I have to complete?

How many work terms do I have to complete?

Students receiving 24 or more advanced credits (CÉGEP\College): 2 work terms that are between 12 and 16 weeks in length.
120 credit students: 3 work terms that are between 12 and 16 weeks in length

Can I do an international work term?

Can I do an international work term?

Most certainly! Our co-op students have done work terms in a variety of countries other than Canada. Students interested in doing an international work term should speak with the Co-op Advisor as soon as being accepted into the program to start the process.

Can I be in co-op and still go on exchange?

Can I be in co-op and still go on exchange?

Yes; however, it does take a great deal of commitment on your part. Being away on exchange and engaging in the job search process can be challenging, but very possible if you are willing to put in the effort. The Co-op Office will be there to support you in every way possible.

As an international student, am I eligible for co-op?

As an international student, am I eligible for co-op?

Yes! International students that are interested in co-op should consult the “Current Co-op Students” section of the website regarding eligibility and step by step instructions.

How is my work term evaluated?

How is my work term evaluated?

The work term is evaluated on the following 3 criteria:

  • Successfully completing your work term within the organization
  • Completing a satisfactory work term report
  • Receiving a satisfactory performance evaluation from the supervisor

The work term report will be reviewed by the Co-op Advisor and a recommendation will be made to the Departmental Chair regarding the final grade (pass or fail). The Departmental Chair will make the final grading and submit the mark.

How much does it cost to be in co-op?

How much does it cost to be in co-op?

Work placements are considered as a 3 credit course. Please refer to the Tuition and Fees section of the Bishop’s website in order to view the latest tuition rates and important payment deadlines.

How much are co-op students paid?

How much are co-op students paid?

The salaries received by co-op students are greatly dependent on market conditions, the location and nature of the placement and the student’s experience level. Co-op students can typically expect to get paid between $13 and $22 per hour.

How do I find a job?

How do I find a job?

Co-op students find placements in one of three ways:

  • Co-op Office job postings (Moodle page – only accessible for students enrolled in the Co-op program)
  • Personal job search
  • Entrepreneurial work term

Still have more questions? Email us and we’ll be happy to reply to your inquiry quickly!